4 Ways Technology Can Help With Dementia
Not too long ago, it was common for people with Alzheimer's and dementia to live out the remainder of their lives in an assisted living facility or nursing home. However, more recently, there has been a rise in at-home care options designed to keep seniors safe and comfortable in familiar surroundings that they know and love. With technology playing such a large role in society today, seniors who are living with dementia are benefiting from technology that can help them retain some sense of independence while also giving caregivers peace of mind.
Here are four ways technology can help those with dementia:
One of the best things about digital calendars is that they can remind you of important events, such as appointments or doctor's visits. These reminders can be set up ahead of time so that your loved one won't miss anything important. Just make sure that you have back-up plans in place if your loved one doesn't respond to these reminders!
With Skype or Facetime, you can stay connected with your loved ones no matter how far away they are. This is especially helpful if your loved one struggles with memory loss or has other health issues that make traveling difficult for them.
If your loved one has trouble waking up on time or remembering things like when to take their medication, an alarm system might be helpful for them! You could even program it into their phone so that they always have access
4. Home Monitoring Devices
Home monitoring devices allow lights to be turned on and off, thermostats to be changed and can also allow for a range of safety measures that will send alerts via smartphone. This is a great option for longdistance caregivers wanting to ensure their loved one’s safety on a daily basis.
Whatever challenges you may encounter when caring for a person with dementia, there’s likely a solution to help you address it.
We know it's hard to see a loved one lose their ability to live independently, but there are ways to make their life better. If you have any questions or would like to share your experiences, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org